A new genome editing method is creating swine that remain in a pre-pubertal state, thus eliminating the need for surgical castration, according to a release from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR).
Genomic editing technology such as CRISPR/Cas9 offers tremendous potential for accelerating genetic progress, but a new ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) appears likely to stifle research and development.
From the evolution of genetic performance and the improvement of phenotypic preferences, to the initiation of youth involvement and education, raising purebred hogs today looks very different from what it used to.
As one of the researchers who helped developed pigs resistant to the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus said, "At the very least, the development of PRRS-resistant pigs is a new tool for im
A sample of Duroc boar semen was the one millionth sample of animal germplasm to arrive at USDA-Agricultural Research Service's National Animal Germplasm Collection—a milestone in preserving genetic animal information.